As a result of the disruption of in-person instruction caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, Education Commissioner Katy Anthes will convene a stakeholder group to discuss immediate plans for how the state will move forward with statewide assessments, the accountability system and educator evaluations during the 2020-21 school year. The stakeholder group will review the impact of the pandemic on the 2019-20 school year and discuss how the cancellation of state assessments impacted accountability and teacher evaluation systems to make a recommendation for the 2020-21 school year.

The primary goal in Educator Effectiveness is to provide meaningful feedback that enables educators to continually grow as professionals. The typical structures and cycles that enable this feedback process were unfortunately disrupted due to COVID-19. To support districts/BOCES and charter schools plan for educator evaluation amid planning for a return to school with so many unknown, and continuously changing contributing factors, please review the following FAQs from the Educator Effectiveness Office.

NOTE: This page will be updated frequently, and additional information, guidance, and resources/supports will be added as they become available. Please check back regularly and contact your Regional Specialist or email with any direct questions and/or requests for support.